What 'Jihad' Really Means (According To Muslim Americans)

If you go by what you hear on TV news, you’ve probably only heard the term “jihad” as a scare tactic of a looming Muslim holy war headed straight for you. But that’s wrong.

In the video below, a bunch of American Muslims explain the term and its daily repercussions — mostly in terms of how it relates to dessert. (Note: Our video might take a few seconds to load - thanks for your patience!)

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